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base. a single gunman identified by authorities as army major nidal hassan, opening fire on unarmed soldiers and civilians at ft. hood, texas in november of 2009. hassan was charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. he too was shot by a policeman, and is now paralyzed. in court today, hassan wore an army combat uniform and a beard and sat in a wheelchair. he is acting as his own attorney, and in his opening statement offered no defense, but an explanation, saying the evidence will clearly show that i am the shooter, and that he switched sides to defend islam. prosecutors say in planning the attacks, hassan bought lots of ammunition. and that his motive was a radicalized religious belief and anger over being called up for deployment to afghanistan. in his opening statement, colonel steve henrik said, he had a jihad duty to kill as many soldiers as possible. one of the first on a list of surviving victims to testify was retired army staff start alonso lunsford who recently described how hassan shot him seven times inside a medical pr
-- responsibility. what's your policy? >>> the military trial finally began today for nadal hassan, the army sopsychiatrist who oped fire at a medical processing center in ft. hood, texas. the rampage killed 13 soldiers and injured dozens more. this morning he said he was the shooter, apoll guysing for any mistak mistake i made in "trying to establish the perfect religion." he will act as his own attorney. he could end up cross examining some of the witnesses he is accused of shooting, cuincludina retired army staff sergeant who was shot seven times. >> i will not show fear in the face of the enemy because the man that shot me major hassan is going to be the man who's cross examining me. that's a huge challenge. >> correspondent in npr's investigations unit knows this case far better than any of us. what's the significance of this trial and of what it means not only the terror war but also personally for these victims? >> imagine if, god forbid, were you one of natal hassan's victims. in addition to the 13 who were killed, some have brain damage, some have partially paralyzed. they will have
bet. >> gregg? >> fox news alert out of texas. the trial of major hassan four years after the massacre. he is representing himself against the 13 counts of murder and 32 count was attempted murder. he told jurors that the evidence will clearly show he was the gun men during the attack but insisted that the evidence presented would not tell the whole story. on the witness stand will be many of the survivors that saw hassan shout a la ak bar which is arabic for god is great, coming up, we'll have the latest from the courtroom and how things are playing out where a suspected killer will question the very people he is a cowed of trying to murder. we are getting new information from pennsylvania. there is a police news conference on a shooting. an angry resident burst in a room and opened fire and three people were killed and the acts of heroism that kept the tragedy from being worst. that is in sailorsburg, pennsylvania. hey, rick? >> jamie, state police just processed the crime scene here and the suspect, 59-year-old who was wounded with his own gun was arraigned on charges including thre
and the opening statement by army major nadal hassan who is defending himself. the former psychiatrist admitted killing 13 people and wounded dozens of others. hassan, an american born muslim wanted to argue that he was protecting taliban fighters in afghanistan but the judge is not allowing him to use that as a defense. >>> a town meeting in a rural part of pennsylvania turned to chaos last night. gunfire broke out. state police say two ordinary americans then leapt in and saved lives. three people died but it could have been far worse. >> reporter: this is the man police say shattered the peace in a small pennsylvania town. state police say 59-year-old rockne newell walked up to the ross township municipal building monday night armed with a rifle and started shooting. >> it was a horrible scene, something you never want to witness. >> reporter: police say newell who was involved in an 18 year fight with the township over his property killed three people. state police stay he first started shooting through the side window, shattering the glass and then he moved to the side door and finally the
something, do it big. >> trial for ft. hood shooter major hassan is due to begin today. >> now speak to the gunman chosen to represent himself. >> a fast-moving wildfire threatened homes in southern california. many are still under evacuation this morning. >> terrifying in boston. >> swerved in front of a delivery truck. the driver was not seriously injured. >> a russian police officer pulls him over and winds up on the hood of the speeding car. the driver was tracked down and arrested. >> all that matters. >> worried about al qaeda and anywhere they are in the world. >> now we know americans just need to avoid this area. >> on "cbs this morning." >> at some point we'll sit in front of an arbiter and give our case. >> anthony weiner was like, man, some people just don't know when to quit. >> welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning. there is a lot of news. >> there's a lot of news. good morning to you. >> we begin with this. state department urging americans to leave yemen immediately. u.s. embassy being evacuated. terror threat level is extremely high. britain is also evacuating
psychiatrist, wearing his military uniform, yelled allah akbar before he fired on fellow soldiers. hassan serving as his own attorney spoke only a few minutes and said we the mujahideen are imperfect muslims trying to establish the perfect religion in the land of the supreme god. >> and these people are resilient. >> reporter: congressman roger williams whose district covers fort hood introduced legislation to get the u.s. department of defense to reconsider its classification of the attacks as workplace violence because that causes many of the victims and families to lose crucial benefits. >> nobody believes it is workplace violence, even this perpetrator said he is a terrorist and that he meant to kill and he doesn't like america. >> reporter: out of 12 witnesses to take the stand this first day, one was shot in the massacre not once but seven times. he was very calm and collect on the stand. when it came time to be cross-examined by major nidal malik hasan, he had no questions for him. >> casey siegel at fort hood, thank you. >>> former president george w. bush is recovering at a hospi
president, hassan rowhani has sghorn yesterday as the country's new president. good-bye, mahmoud ahmadinejad, known of course for his controversial comments denying the holocaust and his absolutist approach to nuclear talks. pretty much determined by the ayatollah for him. while rowhani gave the u.s. new hope for a chance for a better relationship, he was widely condemned this weekend for referring to israel as a "wound" in the muslim world. >>> the "wall street journal" is reporting today that iran could be pursuing a second path to a nuclear program via plutonium rather than uranium. ann curry is in tehran covering the important transition to a new regime. ann? >> reporter: andrea, good afternoon. the man inaugurated as iran's new president on sunday is as different from president ahmadinejad as president obama is from george w. bush. is he a moderate, promising better relations with the world and an end to social restriction especially for women. now all he's got to do is prove it. those men smiled for the cameras but president rowhani vows to change virtually everything mahmoud ahmadinej
year slump. the saudi born bomb maker, abraham hassan isiri. underwear bomber, that was his, nicely done. >> not busy best work. stephanie: nicely done, dufus. that same year, his brother outfitted got as far as the palace and blue himself up, but he was the only casualty. essentially, he works for us. you did it to yours, perfect. >> solves that problem. >> does every sawed minister have a palace? you see palace with your title. stephanie: they need a tea party over there to get that government smaller. really, taxpayer funded palaces? >> you get a palace and you get a palace. stephanie: you get a palace, exactly. al-qaeda may be returning to its roots. bin laden before 2001 was focused on attacking oat posts in africa. you never heard anything in other administrations and obviously the carnage was a lot worse. operations like the attack on the cole, the bombings of the african embassies,al zawahiri thought it was more effective to attack outside the u.s. al-qaeda and its many outgrowth ohs have become a different problem, now focused on the western presidents in their own back yar
, my baby, my baby." a witness testifying testified, she said, in the moments before hassan shot her, giving the distinct impression he heard the cries for help and still shot her. hassan objected to that. he asked the judge to remind the witness she was under oath. the witness was asked if she wanted to change any have heard of her testimony and she defiantly said no, she did not want to change a word. he is facing 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted pre- meditated murder. 45 counts in total. >> one last question. what is your sense of how long this trial may go? >> it is a fairly quick pace. 15 witnesses today. the original estimate was up to three months. the way it is looking now, i spoke with a military legal expert who thought the prosecution might be done within about three weeks. he has said -- two witnesses, one of whom may be himself. we do not know yet. we do not -- there is speculation he would take the stand himself, which would be an interesting moment, because he would open himself up to cross examination from prosecutors, which defendants very
president of iran hassan rourhani. >> we are prepared seriously and without wasting time to enter negotiations with the other side which are serious and substantive. >> so what do you think? is this new president of iran more moderate than ahmadinejad? >> he's less colorful than al qaeda -- ahmadinejad. but doesn't mean he's less of this group. in regard to the nuclear program, they are all on the same page. they're trying to find the most effective way to defy and defeat the whole world. so i think the real issue -- i cannot in the way of someone wants to talk to them or try to talk to them. but any contact with them, any negotiation with the new limits in a way that will make sure that the strategic clarity of the need to block iran from turning nuclear will be kept in mind so that long before starting 2014, iranians should know, probably behind closed doors. no need to embarrass them in public. they should know that either they are serious about putting an end to the nuclear military program or else. >> the form he defense minister of israel, the former prime minister of israel
-on-soldier attack in u.s. history and he could face the death penalty if convicted. hassan has chosen to represent himself. cnn pentagon correspondent chris lawrence joining me now. chris, this is -- i mean, this is almost unbelievable, shocking some people would say. and you can just imagine sort of being in the shoes of these victims and being questioned by the person that you were shot by or allegedly shot by. >> that's right, brianna. they believe this is the man who tried to kill them and yet they are going to be subjected to his questions if he, indeed, tries to cross-examine them. because of that, no one really knows what to expect when this hearing gets started in less than an hour, but just because you have the right to defend yourself, it doesn't give you free reign in the court to do whatever you want. there's going to be a lot of pressure on this military judge to make sure that hasan does not go so far as to harass some of these witnesses. when this army major goes on trial today for allegedly murdering 13 fellow soldiers and civilians, he may not put on much of a defense. major nidal
hassan shot her, giving the distinct impression he heard the cries for help and still shot her. .assan objected to that he asked the judge to remind the witness she was under oath. the witness was asked if she wanted to change any have heard testimony -- of her testimony and she defiantly said no, she did not want to change a word. he is facing 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted re- meditated murder. 45 counts in total. >> one last question. what is your sense of how long this trial may go? pace.is a fairly quick 15 witnesses today. the original estimate was up to three months. the way it is looking now, i spoke with a military legal expert who thought the prosecution might be done within about three weeks. -- two witnesses, one of whom may be himself. we do not know yet. there is -- speculation he would take the stand himself, which would be an interesting moment, because he would open himself up to cross examination from prosecutors, which defendants very rarely do. >> joining us from texas, he is covering the trial. you can read his reporting. thank you for
high marks could have ended hassan's career. there was also powerful testimony from one man hasan shot seven times, sergeant alonzo lunsford described seeing hasan in uniform screaming allah akbar before committing mass murder. lunsford stared directly at hasan at times, but hasan decided not to question him. outside the courtroom, there is a renewed effort to convince the government to classify nidal hasan's crime as an act of domestic terrorism since right now it is still considered workplace violence, which is a distinction that prevents victims and their families from getting critical benefits. >> nobody believes it's workplace violence, even his perpetrator has said he's a terrorist and meant to kill and doesn't like america. >> today will be day two of hasan's court-martial and the proceedings could take several weeks or even a few months. back to you. >> steve: all right. thank you very much. >> gretchen: the embassies around the world, much of africa and toward indonesia have been closed down, remain on high alert. the president decided to use late night tv on jay leno to talk
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